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Archive for July, 2015

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The best pictures of Fenian dynamite outrages in London

Posted in Best pictures, Disasters, Famous crimes, Famous landmarks, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Politics, Revolution on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of the Fenian bombing campaign in London show dramatic scenes of considerable destruction.
The first picture shows the damage at the Tower of London.

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The Dynamite Outrages, Scene of the Explosion in the Tower of London by W H Overend

The second picture shows extensive damage in the House of Commons after the explosion there.

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The Dynamite Outrages, the Effects of the Explosion in the House of Commons

The third picture shows a botched attempt to blow up London Bridge.

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The Attempt to blow up London Bridge with Dynamite on Saturday Last by W H Overend

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The best pictures of the Easter Rising, 1916

Posted in Best pictures, Famous battles, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Politics, Religion, Revolution on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of the Easter Rising in Ireland show the destructive results of passionate Irish nationalism.
The first picture is of the Battle for Mount Street Bridge, Dublin.

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Battle for Mount Street Bridge, Dublin, Easter Monday, 1916

The second picture shows the burnt-out General Post Office, Dublin.

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Fired by rebels who could no longer hold it, the burnt-out interior of the Post Office, Dublin, Easter 1916

The third picture shows a general view of the aftermath of the Easter Rising.

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The Quays from O'Connell's Bridge, Dublin, 1916 – the aftermath of the Easter Rising.

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The best pictures of Oscar Wilde

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, Law, Literature, London, Sinners, Theatre on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of Oscar Wilde are powerful images of a highly successful writer who suffered public disgrace, downfall and imprisonment.
The first picture is a Russian photographic postcard of Oscar Wilde.

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Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright, poet and novelist.

The second picture is a famous Vanity fair cartoon of Wilde.

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The third picture shows Oscar Wilde in the exercise yard at Reading Gaol.

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Oscar Wilde taking his constitutional

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The best pictures of Charles Stewart Parnell

Posted in Best pictures, Famous crimes, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Law, London, Politics on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of Charles Stewart Parnell illustrate significant events and causes in the political career of this colossus of the Nineteenth century.
The first picture shows a general view of the Special Commission at the Royal Courts of Justice looking into allegations made against Parnell and others in The Times.

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The Special Commission at the Royal Courts of Justice, appointed to Enquire into the Charges and Allegations made by the "Times" against Irish MP's and others by Sydney P Hall

The second picture shows a striking Vanity Fair cartoon of Parnell in prison.

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Mr Charles Stewart Parnell, Force No Remedy by Harry Furtniss

The third picture shows a large bust portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell encircled by 18 smaller portraits of men prominent in Irish politics and government.

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The Cause of Ireland

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The best pictures of Trinity College, Dublin

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Education, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of Trinity College, Dublin show the building and some notable incidents in the history of Ireland’s famous university.
The first picture shows the magnificent library nave at Trinity College.

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The Library, Trinity College, Dublin

The second picture shows the student protesters’ riot following an attack on them during the Lord Lieutenant’s visit in 1858.

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The Attack by the Police on the Students of Trinity College, Dublin

The third picture shows College Green with Trinity College and the statue of William III.

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College Green, Dublin by C Wilkinson

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The best pictures of Dublin Castle

Posted in Architecture, Best pictures, Castles, Famous landmarks, Historical articles, History, Royalty on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of Dublin Castle show military ceremony and high society at this historic building, once the seat of British rule in the island of Ireland.
The first picture shows the courtyard at Dublin Castle.

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Great Court Yard at Dublin Castle by George Petrie (after)

The second picture shows the Bermingham Tower.

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The Bermingham Tower and St. Patrick's Chapel, Dublin Castle

The third picture shows a St Patrick’s Day Parade at Dublin Castle.

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St Patrick's Day in Ireland, Trooping the Colours before the Lord Lieutenant at Dublin Castle

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The best pictures of Captain Boycott

Posted in Best pictures, Famous news stories, Farming, Historical articles, History, Language, Politics on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of Captain Boycott show episodes in the story of this notorious Land Agent in County Mayo famously ostracised by his community.
The first picture shows the Orange Men shipped in to harvest Boycott’s crops after farm workers withdrew their labour; they work under armed guard.

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The Saving of Captain Boycott's Crops

The second picture shows Captain Boycott driving cattle from Lough Mask House through Ballinrobe to Claremorris station with armed escort.

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The Land Agitation in Ireland, driving Captain Boycott's Cattle from Lough Mask to Claremorris

The third picture shows a Spy cartoon of Captain Boycott.

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Mr Charles Boycott by Leslie Matthew (Spy) Ward

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The best pictures of the Irish Land League

Posted in Best pictures, Farming, Historical articles, History, Law, Politics on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of the Irish Land League show the leaders and the meetings of this radical political movement in Ireland.
The first picture shows the Leaguers’ symbolic burning of the Earl of Leinster’s Leases.

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The Irish Land League: Mr Boyton buring the Duke of Leinster's leases on a '98 pike in the market place of Kildare by F Dadd

The second picture shows an attack on a man serving and Eviction Order.

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The Irish Land League Agitation, Attack on a Process Server by A O'Kelly

The third picture shows the cavalry charging an Irish mob.

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The Irish Land League Agitation, Scots Greys charging the Mob at Limerick by R Caton Woodville

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The best pictures of evictions in the Irish Land War

Posted in Best pictures, Farming, Historical articles, History, Law, Politics on Friday, 31 July 2015

The best pictures of evictions during the Irish Land War show the humiliation and suffering inflicted by the landlords on their poor tenants.
The first picture shows an eviction of Irish tenants.

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An Eviction in the West of Ireland by A O'Kelly

The second picture shows the destruction of tenants’ houses.

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The Rent War in Ireland, burning the Houses of Evicted Tenants at Glenbeigh, County Kerry by A Forestier

The third picture shows an evicted Irish family on the road.

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The State of Ireland, evicted, a Sketch on the Road in Connemara by R C Woodville

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The best pictures of the sinking of HMS Birkenhead, 1852

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Bravery, Children, Disasters, Famous news stories, Heroes and Heroines, Historical articles, History, Ships, War on Thursday, 30 July 2015

The best pictures of the Steam Frigate Birkenhead show the wreck and the heroism of the soldiers on board this troopship, which in 1852 struck a rock near Cape Town and sank with over 400 fatalities.
The first picture shows the women and children getting to safety in Birkenhead’s lifeboats watched by the soldiers doomed to go down with the ship.

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Wreck of the Birkenhead

The second picture shows the ship’s captain and the soldiers on board standing to attention as the ship goes down, their chivalric action giving rise to the phrase “Birkenhead Drill”, better known as “women and children first”.

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The Vessel went down, each Man standing unflinchingly at his Post by Percy Sumner

The third picture shows the Birkenhead moments before she sinks with every soldier still on deck.

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The Wreck of the "Birkenhead," 1852 by Charles Edward Dixon

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